natty t's trying to get back into football.

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  1. I'm sold vol.

    Sorry if i came off as if i were trying to doubt what you were saying, there's just a lot of info and i'm trying to absorb as much of it as i can.



    There's a reason I'm studying all this in college.


  2. I posted the macro effects of power movements, but here are some of the micro which are also imperative for optimal power.

    #1. Increased neuron firing.
    #2. Increased motor unit firing of muscle fibers per contraction [this actually can be improved by strength movements]
    #4. Coordinated motor unit firing
    #5. Decreased co-contraction

    and so on.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by natty texan View Post
    I'm sold vol.

    Sorry if i came off as if i were trying to doubt what you were saying, there's just a lot of info and i'm trying to absorb as much of it as i can.



    There's a reason I'm studying all this in college.
    No way, bro, I wasn't offended or being defensive, I was just break'n it down to a brutha.
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  4. So question?

    Bench Squats with chains or bands

    they say they're better than regular squats. I don't fully understand things well enough to know why.

    I like bench squats a lot, but before I drop 100 dollars on bands what do you think?

  5. So explosive movements like long jumps, bench jumps (or whatever they're called), kettleballs, jump ropes, running up bleachers, and lunge jumps would all be good to add in to my cardio sessions
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  6. oh, and it's your prerogative to "doubt me," I certainly don't know everything and I'm not the smartest person or anything like that. I wouldn't get upset at someone who disagrees with me here. I disagree with a few of my closest members here all the time. No worries. Don't feel obligated to believe it just because I said it, I only detailed it so much to support my point, not to rub it in your face, bud

    I reposted what we discussed here on my log because I liked the subject matter. I might catch some beef for it, but whether they agree or not, my opinion is based off empirical data, so whether someone believes me or not doesn't change what i know. I've gotten into intellectual one-up contests on here before, but those were rookie errors. Hardly anyone wins and it just ends up frustrating you, so I try to avoid "heated" confrontations of egos these days. I may relapse on occasion, but as a general rule, I've long lost the taste for internet fights and an intellectual beating of the chest.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by natty texan View Post
    So question?

    Bench Squats with chains or bands

    they say they're better than regular squats. I don't fully understand things well enough to know why.

    I like bench squats a lot, but before I drop 100 dollars on bands what do you think?
    Anytime you hear the words "better" or "worse" or some broad and very general adjective in regards to exercise physiology, you have to ask these three questions. What makes it "better?" why does it make it "better?" and how does it make it "better?" Better for a bodybuilder does not necessarily coincide with "better" for an athlete.

    Let's take the statement. "complex carbs are better for you." Much more true for a bodybuilder for aesthetics is the goal, not so much true for an active athlete, where optimal performance is the goal.

    I personally do not have any knowledgeable opinions on bands when it comes to performance enhancement for the power-athlete, I'd have to look into it to develop a valid conclusion.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by natty texan View Post
    So explosive movements like long jumps, bench jumps (or whatever they're called), kettleballs, jump ropes, running up bleachers, and lunge jumps would all be good to add in to my cardio sessions
    Not necessarily if we're talking about cardio purposes. Power movements are meant to be performed at an optimal level for any significant adaptions to take place, which means they have to be performed at 90-95% effort each bout and this requires you to be energetically able to exert that kind of force.

    Duration and Intensity have an inherent inverse relationship and the nature of cardio implicates a high number of continuous repetitions, which would not have you performing at a level high enough to make those power adaptions.

    Plyo's and Power can be used as conditioning, but only if conditioning is the purpose, not making power adaptions.
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  9. alright man thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    did you by chance see my pm?

  10. Good lookin log natty t- hey did you play any highschool ball before your senior year at the woodland high? I'm from the southwest side (Sugar Land) but I know they got some good talent up north though. A few of my freinds play college ball; one at Texas State, another at North Dakota State both in the secondary. Both of them are beasts and just super athletic.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by jdg487 View Post
    Good lookin log natty t- hey did you play any highschool ball before your senior year at the woodland high? I'm from the southwest side (Sugar Land) but I know they got some good talent up north though. A few of my freinds play college ball; one at Texas State, another at North Dakota State both in the secondary. Both of them are beasts and just super athletic.
    Nah man I played at Oakridge. That's cool man I had a friend who went to n.d. state too but he got too cold and came back.

    welcome to the log fellow texas brother

  12. I bet it's cold up there, i couldn't even do it though, negative temps aren't for me

  13. yeah.

    i'm the only person in my family born down here.

    (and the only one over 5'7, i wonder if there's a coincidence)

  14. so i have to go see the ex g.f. today.


    i knew it was coming but i'd been putting it off.

    I scheduled my session for right when we get done so I can take the stress and emotions out on the iron.

  15. i actually have a question for vol.


    would it be better to try to lose fat for about a month or is this about what i should be doing?

  16. Alright so i don't know if it's because i worked out in the evening or because i just got done seeing the ex but i had a good workout.

    Flat Bench Dumb Bell Presses 5 sets of 6 starting with 75-was extremely light and i was just throwing it up so i did 12 reps, then went up to 85's with no rest and pumped out 6 reps. did two more sets at 85's then dropped down to 75's for the last 6.
    • Incline Dumbbell Presses 4 sets of 8 with 55's for the first two sets and 45's for the second two.
    • Dips 3 sets of max-i actually did bench dips to put more focus on my tri's and did 3 set's of 20
    • Tricep Presses 4 sets of 8-with 85's
    I was feeling good. I'm not as strong as i used to be but i finally felt today like i was activating some muscle fibers and it was addicting, so i went and did 2 sets of tri extensions with 120 lbs for 12 reps, did sets of floor wipers (just learned about em today ) and did decline crunches with a 45 for 2 sets of 25

    Today felt great. I finally felt like I was doing something. I felt the fibers in my chest start burning and I couldn't help but smile. I really had a strong desire to do a set of squats, but decided as soon as i got off work tomorrow I would rush to the gym and get my squats in.

  17. I'm going with "the ex" theory. Was it a good thing? Or an upsetting thing? I've had some of my best dead lift days from being angry with a girl.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I'm going with "the ex" theory. Was it a good thing? Or an upsetting thing? I've had some of my best dead lift days from being angry with a girl.
    less than a month ago we were engaged. she was older, 23, and we had plans to get married, she'd help me pay for college, we'd start building a family when i started grad school...stuff like that. She broke up with me at 4 a.m. valentines morning, after i spent all night up worried sick about her because i couldn't get a hold of her she had been supposed to call me at 11. (she went to 6th street in austin, tx, which is basically one of the biggest party streets in america)


    it was more depressing than anything. she's the only person i've let myself get close to since my freshman year in highschool.


    I'm back to being alone, which is very much the way i like it.

  19. Oh, I forgot i did my delts today as well.

    Side Raises- 4 sets of 8 with 25's
    front raises 4 sets of 8 with 25's
    bent over side raises (trying to hit the rear delt) 4 sets of 8 with 25's

  20. Solid stuff right there natty t- i'm in the same kind of the thing right now w/ my girl. except w/ the breaking up on valentines day thing. Sorry to here that, but I'm sure you'll be alright. You probably got a few lined up just waiting to get w/ you huh? Just keep doing what you got to do and everything will work out how it's suppose to.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by jdg487 View Post
    Solid stuff right there natty t- i'm in the same kind of the thing right now w/ my girl. except w/ the breaking up on valentines day thing. Sorry to here that, but I'm sure you'll be alright. You probably got a few lined up just waiting to get w/ you huh? Just keep doing what you got to do and everything will work out how it's suppose to.
    thanks man.

    it's all good. I think i'm gonna take a girl break for awhile while i fix my body.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by natty texan View Post
    less than a month ago we were engaged. she was older, 23, and we had plans to get married, she'd help me pay for college, we'd start building a family when i started grad school...stuff like that. She broke up with me at 4 a.m. valentines morning, after i spent all night up worried sick about her because i couldn't get a hold of her she had been supposed to call me at 11. (she went to 6th street in austin, tx, which is basically one of the biggest party streets in america)


    it was more depressing than anything. she's the only person i've let myself get close to since my freshman year in highschool.


    I'm back to being alone, which is very much the way i like it.
    Damn, bro. Sorry to hear that. February is still fresh enough to get extremely agitated by seeing her, no doubt. Relational hardships can be overwhelming. I've had a couple, and each one worse then the previous, which was a bit maddening and cumulatively depressing, but it will all work out as long as you don't permanently close in.

    To put things in a tough love perspective, better to have had this happen now, where the cut is clean, then 5 years into a marriage where property, financies and potential children are intertwined. That's more like a slow & messy tearing away, then a clean cut.

    Stay up, bro, and try to stay away from destructive behavior. I've ingested my fair share of reality anaesthetics, and those were some wasted years.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Damn, bro. Sorry to hear that. February is still fresh enough to get extremely agitated by seeing her, no doubt. Relational hardships can be overwhelming. I've had a couple, and each one worse then the previous, which was a bit maddening and cumulatively depressing, but it will all work out as long as you don't permanently close in.

    To put things in a tough love perspective, better to have had this happen now, where the cut is clean, then 5 years into a marriage where property, financies and potential children are intertwined. That's more like a slow & messy tearing away, then a clean cut.

    Stay up, bro, and try to stay away from destructive behavior. I've ingested my fair share of reality anaesthetics, and those were some wasted years.
    yea man that is one thing i'm happy about. atleast we didn't have the family started and everything.

    honestly dude, there was a hot chick lifting weights last night in the weight room and if i didn't spend so much time making fun of guys for hitting on girls while they work out i would have asked her for a spot...

    could that have been some of my motivation

  24. well i did legs today. (i've not really been following my laid out plan =/ )

    squats-2 sets of 8 with 225 regular and 2 sets of 8 bench squats.
    RDL's- 2 sets of 14 with 135
    lying leg curls- 4 sets of 8 with 85
    bench step ups- 3 sets of 10 on each leg with 35's in hand.

    did abs then headed home.

  25. I felt good today, started out strong then went flat near the end. I've not got my stamina built up yet. =/

  26. How did those box squats feel? I haven't done some of those in ages, but they used to be very fun.

  27. I love em. When I'm stationary on the bench I envision myself in the three point and when i fire off the snap i fire off the bench.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by natty texan View Post
    Nah man I played at Oakridge. That's cool man I had a friend who went to n.d. state too but he got too cold and came back.

    welcome to the log fellow texas brother
    Don't Mess With Texas! lol

  29. Quote Originally Posted by natty texan View Post
    I've got three schools I'd like to play for right now.
    Texas A&m would be the dream school
    Texas State
    University of North Dakota (all my family is from there, i just got luck enough to be the only one born in Texas)
    I go to A&M and have a few friends who play on the team. It shouldn't be too hard if you perform well
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by TexasLifter89 View Post
    I go to A&M and have a few friends who play on the team. It shouldn't be too hard if you perform well
    really man?

    that's awesome. yeah...i'm really hoping to atleast back up at full back. few people i've met love blocking people as much as i do. i'm just not big enough for o line
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